A new crosswalk signal has been installed on a busy student crossing near several schools on Concession Road, North Grenville. It consists of light flashes and will help pedestrians at the marked crosswalk cross safely when traffic is stopped. Officers from the Grenville County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have been ensuring drivers and pedestrians are following the proper procedures when they arrive at the crosswalk.
Failure to stop at a crossover in a Community Safety Zone will cost drivers $730 and 4 demerit points as per section 140(1)(a) of the Highway Traffic Act (HTA).
Pedestrians also need to be aware that they should not step out onto the crosswalk or move into the path of a vehicle that is so close that it is not possible for the driver to stop safely.
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